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Two folders which appear to contain lectures Prof. Clark gave on the yacht, Sea Cloud, while on a cruise around the Mediterranean. He lectured on Greek and Roman art and history.
Pofessor Clark obtained his Ph. D. from Princeton and then went on to teach at Brown University, where he spent 14 years, with sabbaticals at the Institute for Advanced Study and the Mathematics Institute in Aarhus, Denmark. In 1975 Purdue offered him the Deanship of the School of Science, where he spent 10 years. He served on the Board of Directors of Fermilab from 1978 to 1984. He retired in the summer of 1997, as executive vice president of Research Foundation of the City University of New York, after a career as a mathematics professor and academic administrator in a variety of positions at Brown, Purdue, Clarkson, Califiornia State, and the City University of New York. One of his last accomplishments at RF/CUNY was to move the entire operation into a building at 30 West Broadway, the culmination of four years of planning and construction. It was all ruined when 9/11 occurred. The building was to badly contaminated to be usable, but fortunately none of the staff were seriously injured.
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MSF 90, Allan Clark Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Folder:
[Folder 1: Lectures
[Folder 2: Lectures
- Folder 1: Lectures
Lecture 1: Who Were the Greeks?
Lecture 2: Corfu The Island of Nausicaa
Lecture 3: It's Greek To Me: Greek Language And Literature
- Folder 2: Lectures
Lecture 4: Taormina: Greek And Roman Theater
Lecture 5: Pompeii The Remarkable Ruin
Lecture 6: Greek Science And Mathematics: How To Tell Uranus From Other Bright Objects
Short autobiography Professor Allan Clark wrote for a MIT newsletter.